Oakland International Airport achieves three consecutive years of monthly passenger growth

Oakland, CA – Dec. 23, 2016Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) released November passenger traffic figures today, revealing that the Airport accommodated over 1 million passengers for the 7th consecutive month and over 12 million passengers in the prior 12 months, constituting its highest traffic volume in nine years.

November represents the 36th consecutive month of passenger traffic growth for OAK. The following table displays passenger traffic volume for October and November 2016, compared to the same period in 2015:



Total Monthly Passenger Volume Year-Over-Year Increase  in Monthly Passenger Volume % Year-Over-Year Increase  in Monthly Passenger Volume
October 2016 1,076,759 92,200 9.4%
November 2016 1,037,378 86,000 9.0%

Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland said, “OAK is emerging as a global gateway to the Bay Area’s world renowned tourism attractions, and is a notable player in the business of air travel. We’re pleased by the growth we’ve been able to sustain, and are optimistic that with our airline partners eyeing further expansion in 2017, this trend will continue.”

With new flights and routes, Oakland International remains the 4th busiest airport in the state and 2nd busiest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area.

OAK traffic is expected to continue to increase as new and increased daily nonstop flights to London, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Copenhagen, and Barcelona are added in 2017.


About Oakland International Airport 

Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 12 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.

Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 destinations is scheduled on 13 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.

The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by The Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland Seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.

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